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SurfMonkey
04-25-04, 08:04 PM
If you had between 5 and 10 grand to blow on building a computer, what kit woud you go for?
Normally I budget about a grand per machine but this time I feel like blowing out ;)

GlowStick
04-25-04, 08:42 PM
Well I honestly belive you dont need to spend that much to have a kickass machine, but here is what i would buy.

SilverStone SST-TJ03 (Your choice of color)
SilenX 600w <14 dBA Pro iXtrema PSU
Athlon64 FX-53
Mushkin 512MB PC3200 DDR 222 (Dual Pack = 1Gig)
Mobo (i cant decide, id say any Nforce 3 250GB should do)
Geforce 6800 Ultra (or R420 if avalible and faster)


-Hard Drive-
Now thats a good question, since price isnt important, its more of a decison on Noice or Preformance.

Eather SCSI raid @ 15k's Seagate, or a cuple big WD 200gig or bigger sata.

jAkUp
04-26-04, 12:55 AM
Lets see...

*Lian Li Case
*Danger Den water cooling set
*PC Power and cooling 510 deluxe
*AMD FX53
*NForce 250
*2GB of Corsair TwinX 500 mhz pro series with Led Lights ;) Best memory on the planet. Can do 500 mHz at CL 2.5 without a hitch.
*Dual 74gb 10K raptors in raid 0
*Plextor 8x DVD burner
*Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Platnium Pro
*6800U or X800XT
*Z-680's 5.1 Speakers
*Logitech MX510 Mouse, Ratpadz Mouse pad, and Logitech Elite keyboard

:)

Viral
04-26-04, 03:44 AM
Dual Opteron 248 with 2GB (4x512MB) of Corsair XMS3200LLRE RAM for each proc(4GB total) on a Tyan K8W with a 6800U, 4x 74GB raptors in raid 0, 20" 16ms LCD, and 22" viewsonic P225fb flat CRT. And of course.. a killer case, great cooling, nice speakers and whatever else ;p

saturnotaku
04-26-04, 08:32 AM
I would wait for Socket 939 then go for the top end of those processors plus a motherboard that can support it (along with PCI Express). 2 GB of memory would be in order. To cool that sucker, a Prometia phase-change setup - they might be huge but they cool like nobody's business. A GeForce 6800 or X800XT for graphics, an SB Audigy 2 (or 3) Platinum for sound. A Plextor Premium for optical duties. For storage, two 74 GB Western Digital Raptor SATA drives in RAID-0 for the operating system and games and a pair of 200 GB drives for multimedia, MP3s, backup and whatever else. Powering all this, a PC Power and Cooling Turbo Cool 510W.

jnd3
04-26-04, 09:13 AM
If I had that much to burn I'd probably get a dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 with a 23" Cinema HD display. :D

Cheers,
JND

GlowStick
04-26-04, 09:26 AM
If I had that much to burn I'd probably get a dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 with a 23" Cinema HD display. :D

Cheers,
JND
I like your thinking on the 23'' Cinema, but on the mac part i gotta say,


WITCH WITCH WITCH WITCh ; D

J/K

jAkUp
04-26-04, 10:11 AM
You gotta throw in this LCD!!!
http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=vp201b&page=1&cookie%5Ftest=1&MSCSProfile=95385A1F52DEA1A229D5B375420544646E4F76 A0189616E147FCF6630D585C87BC29D65DED87916D373A3A36 77BD846E45AA1ADCCE28166ED439B3121CDA37F1E5E953BE7F 13D790C98BE92D5CD067D08E56E1996E142FD0571815A05535 75889D5032B3F873FFE0EFDD0DD07B66E793C7E17D7E9E4264 CA98777D0EF7DEFF29A7338EC4826868C9

Dazz
04-26-04, 11:12 AM
AMD Athlon FX 53
ASUS SK8N-E (nForce3 250GB)
1GB OCZ REG PC3500 EL memory
MSI GeForce 6800 Ultra NX
2x Viewsonic’s VP201B LCD
Vapor Chill case & Unit
SB Audigy2 ZS Platinium
Creative Gigaworks S750 + DTT 100 decoder
Quad RAID-0 Raptors 74GB (296GB)
Plextor 8x DVD-RW & DVD Drive
Logitech® diNovo Media Desktop

What more could you ask for?

jnd3
04-26-04, 04:16 PM
I like your thinking on the 23'' Cinema, but on the mac part i gotta say,


WITCH WITCH WITCH WITCh ; D

J/K

What can I say, I picked up an iBook and really like it! I've heard good things about Halo and Raven Shield on 'em. And of course, the other benefit of that Mac system is that it makes it easier to talk my wife into more incremental upgrades for my PC by pulling out the price tag. ;)

Cheers,
JND

devnull
04-28-04, 04:29 PM
Boy I envy you right now. :D

Go for the best equipment available and get a 42" plasma TV, get a 7.1 home theater system (if you can find one), then get the best videocard that supports TV-Output and hook S-Video to it. ;)

To get you started, the 42" plasma screen can be found at http://www.pricewatch.com

Geforce4ti4200
04-30-04, 12:22 AM
5 grand to burn? socket 939, 2 gigs of the best ram, dual prometeia casades, fx55 overclocked to 3.5GHz, x800xt, 50k 3dmarks, etc

Smokey
05-02-04, 06:08 AM
AMD Athlon FX 53
ASUS SK8N-E (nForce3 250GB)
1GB OCZ REG PC3500 EL memory
MSI GeForce 6800 Ultra NX
2x Viewsonic’s VP201B LCD
Vapor Chill case & Unit
SB Audigy2 ZS Platinium
Creative Gigaworks S750 + DTT 100 decoder
Quad RAID-0 Raptors 74GB (296GB)
Plextor 8x DVD-RW & DVD Drive
Logitech® diNovo Media Desktop

What more could you ask for?

Good to see someone knows which speakers to buy ;)

Woodelf
05-02-04, 01:50 PM
Boy I envy you right now. :D

Go for the best equipment available and get a 42" plasma TV, get a 7.1 home theater system (if you can find one), then get the best videocard that supports TV-Output and hook S-Video to it. ;)

To get you started, the 42" plasma screen can be found at http://www.pricewatch.com

OOH!.. don't get plasma, You'll suffer "Burn in". Go lcd. :)

Woodelf
05-02-04, 01:52 PM
You gotta throw in this LCD!!!
http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=vp201b&page=1&cookie%5Ftest=1&MSCSProfile=95385A1F52DEA1A229D5B375420544646E4F76 A0189616E147FCF6630D585C87BC29D65DED87916D373A3A36 77BD846E45AA1ADCCE28166ED439B3121CDA37F1E5E953BE7F 13D790C98BE92D5CD067D08E56E1996E142FD0571815A05535 75889D5032B3F873FFE0EFDD0DD07B66E793C7E17D7E9E4264 CA98777D0EF7DEFF29A7338EC4826868C9

For sure, My next baby!!.
Actually I have the 17" ver. and it totally rock's.

Dazz
05-03-04, 07:17 AM
Good to see someone knows which speakers to buy ;)
Aye the best PC speakers out :D